Ordered not to use half a dozen toilets inside the couple’s home, the Secret Service details that assigned President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable toilet to use in the job, according to neighbors and After using the potty, as well as the toilet at former President Barack Obama’s nearby home and the nearby Vice President Pence’s residence, officials finally found a toilet to Call myself
But there are costs for taxpayers in the US. As of September 2017, the federal government has spent $ 3,000 per month – more than $ 100,000 to date -. To rent a basement studio with bathroom from neighbors of the Kushner family.
A White House spokesperson denied Trump and Kushner restricted representatives from the 5,000-square-foot home with six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and confirmed it was an intelligence decision not to allow internal defense details. The account was disputed by law enforcement officials familiar with the situation, who said the agents were kept at the family’s request.
A spokeswoman for the Secret Service declined to comment, saying the agency “does not discuss the methods, means or resources used to perform our defense missions.”
Arranging such a distance between intelligence agents and their escorts is not unusual, especially when The agency’s “method, method or resource” relates to the internal water supply system. Those who qualify for such protection tend to have expensive and sprawling features whose details can be used in garages, houses, swimming pools, or other buildings as pillars to command rooms and bathrooms.
Episodes in Kalorama were unusual due to the length that they were banished. In addition to relying on toilets used by fellow agents assigned to Obamas and Pences, details sometimes appear in neighborhood businesses to take advantage of the amenities.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of the details of the secret service having to go to these climaxes to find a toilet,” a law enforcement officer familiar with the situation.
The Agents’ bizarre odyssey plays a complete view of a wealthy enclave in northwest Washington, where many Destroyed Trump’s presidency and expressed his frustration at what they viewed the Kushner family ignored their neighbors. The community also includes several embassies and homes owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and owner of The Washington Post.
The priceless blockade of a street parking lot by Trump / Kushner’s Secret Service detail made the neighborhood potty in early 2017, built for an angry, angry resident agent who doesn’t. Acquainted with such a tourist attraction in the majestic Tracy Place NW, as the Trump administration enters the final day with the president ordering a second impeachment for inciting an attack on the capital, the eye in Kalorama is seen. Because he sees a moving truck
“They came in with such an attitude. ‘We’re the boss,’ ”Dianne Bruce, who recently lived across the street, said of Kushner and Trump.“ When they put the potties outside on the sidewalk, we weren’t allowed to go on. People in the neighborhood say ‘That’s really unacceptable.’ ‘
Bruce said she felt sympathy for the family’s defensive details as she watched the agent try to balance the call to action and the calls of nature.
“These poor people,” she recalled recalling when the Potty Potty was dragged away, “What, would they have to get into the car” to go to the toilet?
Two law enforcement officials said the bathrooms inside Trump / Kushner. The house was declared to others to protect them. From the beginning.One of the officers did not know the reason for the restriction, while the other said that both were crazy. The two spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the president’s family security arrangements.
White House spokesman Judd Deer denied Trump and Kushner never requested their intelligence details to not use the bathroom in their home.
“When talking about protecting their home in 2017, Ivanka and Jared made it clear that their home would be open to incredible men and women in detail. After the decision of [Secret Service] Make their details need other accommodations, ”Deer wrote in an email.“ The Cushnians respect their workers and women a lot for their details and for the United States Secret Service as a whole. Their home will always be open to them and they are very grateful for their service for the past four years. ”
porta-potty is the agency’s primary solution to the dilemma of defensive details. But it was removed in the face of protests in the neighborhood. Thereafter, according to law enforcement officials, the agent began using the bathroom in the Obamas’ home garage, where the former president’s defense details became a command post.
Obamas don’t use garages, so additional traffic to and from the command post is no problem. The solution, however, was also short-lived after Secret Service bosses from Trump / Kushner details left an unwanted mess in Obama’s bathroom sometime before the fall. 2017, according to a person briefed on the events reported. Obama leaders gave details that would stop agents from going on the road from returning.
The delegates assigned to the president’s daughter and the president’s son-in-law began the mile-long drive to Pence’s home at the Naval Observatory, where they were allowed to use the toilets in a stand-alone guard station. If they do not have time to visit, law enforcement officials say they rely on hospitality from nearby restaurants.
So when the Secret Service knocked on Kay Kendall’s door in September 2017, she was not surprised to learn why.
“I think it’s very clear they only need a place to shower, take a break, use the amenities, lunch,” said Kendall, who is chair of the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and is married to Jack. Davies, founder of AOL International, “I’m happy to help them.”
In addition to the Kalorama house where she lives, Kendall owns a house across the street from Trump and Kushner.The house has a basement, as well as a bathroom accessible from the back. She thought of destroying the area and running the idea by former Connecticut House tenant Anthony “Toby” Moffett Jr.
“I told her, ‘It’s okay if you cut your rent,’” Moffett recalls.
General Services Administration records show that the lease of the 820-square-foot basement on Tracy Place NW began on Sept. 27, 2017, is scheduled to expire on Sept. 26 of this year, where the government will pay a total of $ 144,000 for the area.
Secret Service agents typically look for low-profile positions for their command positions and toilets, Steve Atkis, who served as Special Assistant to former President George Double’s operations. Eugene Bush and Chief of Staff of the US Customs and Border Protection For example, former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card had a trailer for his defense details at the end of a blog in Virginia, Atkiss recalled at the compound of the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine, the building was built specifically. As for the security details of the two former presidents, he said.
“I’ve seen it succeed in 1,000 ways,” Atkiss said. “They don’t want to be in their own space.”
In Kalorama, Kushner / Trump representatives were pleased with their new excavations, law enforcement officials said. The studio had plenty of natural light. Some people think it is similar to the studies of famous lawyers. Most importantly, open in a tidy bathroom.
“It’s not a big deal,” Moffett said. “They’re really good with our grandchildren.”
The Secret Service has repeatedly raised serious costs from protecting President Trump’s children. In October, The Post reported that Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were strengthening their family’s business as the Trump Organization charged at least $ 238,000 for the agent’s accommodation when the trio and their families. They visited Trump’s house. Trump said he lost billions of dollars in the presidency instead of running the business his son has operated for the past four years.
Deer declined to comment on how long Trump and Kushner plan to stay in Kalora after President Trump retires next week.
Some neighbors were looking forward to an exit.
“I want my nice, quiet neighborhood back,” said Marty Robinson, a judicial attorney who lives across the street and is an Obama-appointed member of the Product Safety Committee for the New York Times. US consumers
On Tuesday it seemed as though some were quietly back, with no sign of activity at the Kushner family home, with gray exterior shutters and white brick walls. A black SUV car parked in front.
The door to one of the SUVs was opened, revealing what was the only sign of life on the road right now: a man in a dark suit, a badge and a crimson tie. He accidentally crossed the street, his arm on his side and disappeared behind the house where the US government rented the basement. Five minutes later, he returned again, crossed the road and stepped back into his car.
David A.Fahrenthold contributed to this report.